Malware or Malicious software is software or web content designed to cause harm. These include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware attacks. All designed to cause harm by destroying data and files.
One of the most damaging recently was WannaCry a ransomware worldwide cyberattack on computers running Microsoft Windows.
Designed to prevent, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware.
Firewalls give protection between your own network and external networks like the Internet.
Making sure software and firmware is kept up to date with the latest updates and patched when required.
Avoid Third Party Apps
Only install from manufacturer-approved stores like Google or Apple. Apps are checked before being released to provide a certain level of protection from malware.
It can be so easy to plug in an infected USB stick.